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New Critical Zone Observatory seeks to answer climate change questions

From left, research scientists Louis Kaplan and Anthony Aufdenkampe from Stroud Water Research Center, and UD professor Kyungsoo Yoo and graduate student Chunmei Chen analyze samples from White Clay Creek. Chen's dissertation data will be among the first to address the new Critical Zone Observatory's questions. Photo: Evan Krape (University of Delaware)

28 Sep 2009
News Source: U Daily

Image: From left, research scientists Louis Kaplan and Anthony Aufdenkampe from Stroud Water Research Center, and UD professor Kyungsoo Yoo and graduate student Chunmei Chen analyze samples from White Clay Creek. Chen's dissertation data will be among the first to address the new Critical Zone Observatory's questions. Photo: Evan Krape (University of Delaware) [Click image to enlarge]

The University of Delaware, in collaboration with Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Pa., has received a $4.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Christina River Basin as a new “Critical Zone Observatory” for researching questions relating to climate change. Scientists define the “critical zone” as the portion of the planet from the treetops to the groundwater that sustains terrestrial life. The observatory is one of only six in the United States. It is funded through a competitive, five-year grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and director of the new Delaware Environmental Institute at UD, will lead the effort, which involves a multidisciplinary team of scientists.


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Dominic DiToro - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware

Edward C. Davis - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware


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